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Orange-tailed shadeskink

orange-tailed shadeskink (Saproscincus challengeri)
Lamington Plateau, Queensland
Photo © Lee Borsboom
Saproscincus challengeri - (Boulenger, 1887)
Pronunciation  SAP-roh-SKINK-uss   CHAL-enn-ger-ee
Etymology  Saproscincus: 'rotten skink'1, in reference to their use of decaying leaf-litter as a microhabitat.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.7 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland


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